Chronicity and Multimorbidity
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- 13 Jul 2020
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On completion of this unit, you will be able to:
- Describe physiological ageing and common disease processes underlying chronic illness
- Identify major chronic conditions associated with ageing and broader effects on the health system and society
- Critically consider the complexity of multimorbidity and its impact on the individual and society
- Describe and evaluate restorative and rehabilitative care for older adults
- Examine the process of dying as a natural part of the human lifecycle and critically evaluate theories and approaches.
- Definitions and Key Reports
- What is Ageing?
- Healthy Ageing
- Physiology of Ageing
- Impact of Ageing and Age-Related Changes
- Diseases and Conditions Associated with Ageing
- Chronicity and Multimorbidity
- Restorative and Rehabilitative Care
- End of Life Care
- Putting it All Together
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
This unit will demonstrate how pathological processes lead to diseases and conditions associated with ageing, as well as biological processes associated with dying and death. Chronic illness will be a particular focus of this unit, with students exploring the main types of chronic illness experienced by older adults, as well their antecedents and risk factors, and impacts on health care systems and processes. The antecedents and impacts of multimorbidity will also be considered, as well as how multiple illnesses and conditions add to the complexity of care. The unit will examine the research on strategies to minimise the impact of chronicity and multimorbidity, particularly with respect to rehabilitative and restorative approaches. Theory and evidence-based approaches to end of life care will be introduced.
- Online Quiz 1 (10%)
- Online Quiz 2 (20%)
- Short Answers (2) (20%)
- Discussion Board Posts (2) (20%)
- Case Study Response (30%)
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